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Old 27 Feb 2012, 12:31 pm
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Default 2002 Honda Civic Smog?

I have an 02 civic ex with a d17a2 engine. After the engine blew i got a new motor, d17a6, forgot to check and it turns out the new motor d17a6 is a hx vtec-e engine. Will it still pass smog? I reside in California.
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Old 27 Feb 2012, 01:03 pm
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If its properly maintained then yes. vtec-e is a variable valve timing system that is tuned for maximum fuel efficiency
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Old 27 Feb 2012, 01:16 pm
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The HX is best Civic engine that year. While not having quite as much HP as a EX engine, the HX engine runs a leaner fuel curve and has a better feel to the engine.
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Old 27 Feb 2012, 01:31 pm
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depends if the old ecu is compatible if the engine is designed for a leaner burn the injectors may be a different size if you also fitted a new ecu ( unlikely as you would then need new keys and security to match the ecu) then there shouldn't be a problem but you can always rechip the original ecu if needed , the main problem might be the valve timing which would make the injection mapping critical
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